On Friday, we got to see the first clip from jOBS, starring Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak and Ashton Kutcher as Kelso Jobs, the team who founded Apple Computers in Eric Foreman’s Wisconsin basement. The clip had the town all a-buzz, with people who saw it raving, “We never had such interaction and roles” and “Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed.”
Okay, so that was just what Steve Wozniak said about it. Nonetheless, “jOBS” is probably going to be super good, because, Ashton Kutcher has been method acting so hard that he hurt himself, as he told USA Today recently.
Kutcher says that he started a fruit-only diet to prepare to play the Apple co-founder for the biopic Jobs, which premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival.
The diet, which the film claims Jobs adhered to, ended up sending Kutcher to the hospital with pancreas problems.
“First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues,” Kutcher said after the film’s screening. “I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was like doubled over in pain.
“My pancreas levels were completely out of whack,” Kutcher added. “It was really terrifying … considering everything.”
Jobs died of pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, 2011.
If Ashton Kutcher isn’t a total idiot, the guy who transcribed that quote sure wants us to think he is. “Bro, my heart stuff was like, all like messed up!” “Your heart stuff? Wait, you mean your blood?”
This just goes to show you once again, method acting can be dangerous for those who only dabble. Remember when Jared Leto almost ruined his kidneys gaining 60 pounds to play Mark David Chapman? It’s not safe. You could hurt yourself and others. Leave the method acting to the pros, like Daniel Day-Lewis. Daniel Day-Lewis would’ve given himself pancreatic cancer to play Steve Jobs and cured it by playing an oncologist. A true method actor knows that method acting is about tricking yourself into believing things you know aren’t true in order to tell the truth when you’re lying.